The downsizing or privatizing of Pennsylvania state government is in full swing as fiscal troubles persist. The governor is forming a privatization commission to guide the way.
There are precedents for this. The shrinkage of the state footprint has been going on longer than you may think.
Thirty years ago this fall, the shape of things to come was in the air when the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission rated the 58 state-administered historical sites by three categories: most important, less important and least important. The sites were judged based on historical significance, historical integrity and historical interpretation. READ MORE »